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Teacher Professional Development

 

 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations more than one week prior to a class are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than one weeks notice are non-refundable; please consider your payment a donation to the Gardens.

 

Feeding Communities, An Introduction to Urban Farming

The Feeding Communities course provides an overview of all the skills necessary to plan and manage an urban agriculture project ranging in size from a backyard garden to a multi-acre city lot. Included in this course are lessons on design, soil prep, tool usage, seed starting, pest and diseases, harvesting, and next steps. All lessons are taught by professionals in the urban agriculture field.

 

 

Brien Darby has worked for the Denver Botanic Gardens for over five years both in the greenhouses and as the urban agriculture specialist. She is passionate about vegetable growing, composting, and sustainability. In addition to serving on the board of directors for the American Community Gardening Association, Brien serves locally on the Colorado Food Guild and the Denver Local Food Shift committee. Before working for the Botanic Gardens, Brien worked as the farm manager for 63rd Street Farms in Boulder, CO and attended college at Naropa University, also in Boulder, CO.

1.5 semester hour of graduate level relicensure credit from the Colorado School of Mines is available on the day of the class for an additional $80.

 

Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic in the Garden

 

Learn how to use your garden or classroom plants to teach a variety of subjects. Get easy to implement ideas on how to teach your content area requirements using plants and gardens. We’ll explore a variety of activities that provide hands-on learning opportunities for students to learn math, reading, writing and social studies.

 

The activities covered in this class are appropriate for PreK-6th grade teachers

 

A 30 minute lunch break will be provided. You may either bring your own lunch or purchase a lunch from Offshoots Cafe. Participants should be prepared to spend time outdoors.

 

$50 member, $55 nonmember.

 

One-half semester hour of graduate level relicensure credit from the Colorado School of Mines is available on the day of the class for an additional $35.

 

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